West Jordan Symphony

The West Jordan Symphony is an all-volunteer organization of musicians from around the Salt Lake Valley dedicated to the performance of great music. We rehearse regularly on Saturdays 9-11:30 AM at West Jordan City Hall (8000 S Redwood Rd, West Jordan, UT 84088), 1st floor Community Room.

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Messiah Sing-A-Long

  • Jordan Oaks LDS Stake Center 8117 S 3905 W West Jordan, UT, 84088 United States (map)

Free Admission

Performers have a call time of 6:15 PM (please bring stands).

The Mountain West Chorale (and audience!) will sing choruses from Handel's Messiah accompanied by the West Jordan Symphony in addition to various solo performances by members of the community.

The program for this year includes:

Part I

Scene 1: Isaiah's prophecy of salvation

1. Sinfony (instrumental)
2. Comfort ye my people (Laren Lemon)
3. Ev'ry valley shall be exalted (Laren Lemon)
4. And the glory of the Lord (chorus)

Scene 2: The coming judgment

5. Thus saith the Lord of hosts (Alex Schmalz)
6. But who may abide the day of His coming (Alex Schmalz)

Scene 3: The prophecy of Christ's birth

8. Behold, a virgin shall conceive (Keri Riker)
9. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (Keri Riker and chorus)
12. For unto us a child is born (chorus)

Scene 4: The annunciation to the shepherds

13. Pifa ("pastoral symphony": instrumental)
14a. There were shepherds abiding in the fields (Diana Larsen)
14b. And lo, the angel of the Lord (Diana Larsen)
15. And the angel said unto them (Diana Larsen)
16. And suddenly there was with the angel (Diana Larsen)
17. Glory to God in the highest (chorus)

Scene 5: Christ's healing and redemption

18. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (Alyssa Powers)
19. Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened (Holly Ann Bowles)
20. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd (Holly Ann and Angel Bowles)

Part II

Scene 1: Christ's Passion

22. Behold the Lamb of God (chorus)
23. He was despised and rejected of men (Chari Dickison)
24. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows (chorus)

Scene 7: God's ultimate victory

44. Hallelujah (chorus)

Part III

Scene 1: The promise of eternal life

45. I know that my Redeemer liveth (Marilee Zielke)

Scene 2: The Day of Judgment

47. Behold, I tell you a mystery (Jacob White)
48. The trumpet shall sound (Jacob White [trumpet Evan Maxfield])

Scene 3: The final conquest of sin
50. O death, where is thy sting (Jolyn and Todd Kindred)

Scene 4: The acclamation of the Messiah

53. Worthy is the Lamb (chorus)
Amen (chorus)

Earlier Event: December 20
Dress Rehearsal
Later Event: January 10
Regular Rehearsals Resume